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YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 4c

   
Type: Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: John Peterson on Jan 21, 2006
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This is the route at the far end of the cave, immediately behind the flake. There are a lot of good rests and this is quite mild for the area.


Protection 

A standard rack up to #3 Camalot will do.



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Inside the cave. Turned out to be a lot of bird-poo and a sandy, unprotected traverse to the anchors, but worth it nonetheless.
Inside the cave. Turned out to be a lot of bird-po...
Leon Islis leading the cave.
Leon Islis leading the cave.
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By Jared Spaulding
From: Central WY
Nov 4, 2007
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

A nice route with cool location. There is a fair amount of bird poo on the upper two thirds of the route. However, this does not make it a crappy route....

By Greg Sievers
From: Estes Park, CO
Apr 30, 2009

Well poot, Jared. The webbing on the new anchors is now covered with bird shit. A proactive person may wish to change the acid soaked webbing with chains at some point.

By Allen Hill
From: FIve Points, Colorado and Pine
Nov 2, 2009

This one topped out. Much harder climbing higher up. Old school 5.10.

By DFrench
From: The Shrew, MA
May 29, 2010
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

Are there supposed to be anchors at the top for this climb? Or do you just traverse right on bird-shit ledge to the anchors for the Cave Route (10a)?

I traversed right and it kind of sucked, especially for my girlfriend who was looking at a nice swing along the poopy ledge if she slipped. Great way to learn to chimney!

By martinharris
From: Glenwood Springs CO
Oct 29, 2010

I just went to the achor for the Cave Route, and I would say it was a cruise, but that traverse to the anchor was a little spicy, not hard, but a slip up on that dirty rock would have hurt more than a little bit.
I think it would make a great first lead.

By Jesse Zacher
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From: Grand Junction, Co
Oct 29, 2010

If you continue up the steep crack where it narrows to where you can chimney, there is a ledge with two sets of anchors, one in front of you (old angles) and the one behind you is a new anchor.
-Jesse

By Niccole
From: Denver, CO
Oct 14, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

The traverse higher up to the anchors has a very loose looking flake, FYI. I did not want to pull on it.